Working with the US Commercial Service to promote exports through business counseling, education, and community outreach.

Holmes Corporation of Eagan and Savillex Corporation and AmCom Software, both of Eden Prairie, were among the 57 companies that were recognized by the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce for their exceptional growth through exports.  The President's "E" award recognizes significant contributions to increasing American exports. The 2013 honorees, many of which are small and medium-sized enterprises, was the largest group in three decades to receive this distinguished award.  Read more about the "E" award and the winners here

With support from the U.S. Commercial Service and the MN Trade Office, twenty-one educational institutions in Minnesota have created the Study Minnesota Consortium.  The goal is to attract more foriegn students to Minnesota to further their education aspirations.  Institutions on all levels will be promoted under the Study Minnesota brand through a website providing individual profiles and links to members. The consortia will also jointly participate in international education and recruitment conferences, webinars, recruitment trips, trade missions and virtual education fairs.  Visit the Study Minnesota website

Bryan Erwin, Director of the Advocacy Center, is slated to speak at the next MN District Export Council Networking event on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The Advocacy Center, part of the International Trade Adminstration/U.S. Department of Commerce, is dedicated to utilizing the resources of the U.S. Government to level the playing field for U.S. companies competing for contract opportunities with foreign governments. The Advocacy Center provides support for all U.S. companies, regardless of size. Bryan will talk about opportunities within foreign government contracting, as well as how the center works to support U.S. exports and jobs.

Learn more and register here for the event.

Exports and export services are being highlighted across the nation...but we don't have to look further than here in Minnesota and the Midwest region to see how exports are benefiting small companies and employment.  "Small businesses look across borders to add markets," by Paul Davidson of USA Today highlights this subject in a recent article, highlighting small business such as David Benson, President of Epicurean, a Duluth-manufacturer, and others throughout the region.  The articles cites key success stories of small businesses growing their companies through international sales.   

Website Sponsors

MN DEC Events

No events

Minnesota Events

Tue Dec 04 @ 8:30AM
Letters of Credit Seminar
Wed Dec 05 @ 8:30AM
International Logistics Seminar
Thu Dec 06 @ 8:30AM
Export Documentation Seminar
Fri Dec 07 @ 8:30AM
International Commercial Terms Seminar
Fri Dec 07 @ 1:00PM
Incoterms Strategies Seminar
Mon Dec 10 @ 8:30AM
Tariff Classification Seminar
Tue Dec 11 @ 8:30AM
NAFTA Rules of Origin Seminar
Wed Dec 12 @ 8:30AM
Import Documentation Seminar
Thu Dec 13 @ 8:30AM
Importing 201 Seminar

National Events

No events

Global Events

Mon Nov 12 @12:00AM

New to Business? Start here!

New to business?Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. These resources will help you learn about what it takes to start a business Read more...

Export Documentation

Export DocumentationPlan ahead by learning about export documents, what you need to know and how to leverage them.


Putting the pieces together…

Putting it all togetherExplore a host of opportunities and resources available at your fingertips.


Go to top